Last week, I decided to make a pizza from scratch, riffing on my new favourite pizza recipe (pictured above in a page from my recipe book). I made the dough from scratch and left it to rise for an hour or two, caramelised a load of red onions, rolled out the pizza dough and topped it with passata, spinach, Parmesan and an egg (plus tuna for mr v).
I popped the first in the oven. Eight minutes later, the timer pinged, I peeked through the glass to see a gorgeous looking pizza (if I say so myself) and… The inner glass door exploded everywhere! Ack!
The pizza and the oven were both a glassy mess.
Can you imagine how upsetting it was so spend all that time creating this, but it being totally inedible? We tried picking the glass out (don’t try this at home kids) but every time we thought we’d got it all, another shard would glint at us…
I was going to attempt to fry the second (still raw) pizza (google suggested it might not be a total failure). When I discovered that it, too, somehow had a sprinkling of glass on it, I balled up all that lovely dough and threw it in the bin. I might have had a little strop.
We got a takeaway pizza.
I’ll try again when the oven is fixed!